BY BRIAN RIGGS
FMAAA Executive Director
FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Area Arts Association has set the table once again for an incredible night out in support of cultural arts enrichment in your region with Expressions Art Auction 2019. Quality Inn&Suites in Ft. Madison is the location with The Palms catering the event.
Wine tasting begins at 6:30pm with Auction at 7:30pm. Tickets are $40 and available at FMAAA gallery, Dana Bushong Jewelers, from FMAAA Board Members, and at the door. FMAAA Board Members are Coni Graber, Dorothy Kramer, Kelly Peters, George&MaryAnn Guadette, Carrie Fraise, Linda Marshall, Mio Santiago, Cindy Roberts, Anna&Gary Grinstead, Jerry Granaman, Mary Brockman, Becky Carlsen, Teresa Dearing, and Angie Sodey.
Items available include amazing art, vacations, and enriching services. See entire line-up at www.fmaaa.com on link on home or event pages at the site.
New this year is Silent Auction items are available for online bidding now and until end of auction at fraiseauction.hibid.com. It is a new way that the region can support the programming efforts of FMAAA if not in attendance. Silent Auction has been enhanced to include Make it Ft. Madison Art featuring scenes clearly resonating with the region with photography by George Gaudette, Julie Long, and Bob Ratcliff; barn wood painting by Margo Perez, and a felted vase by Expressions Cover Artist Barb Zumdome.
Silent Auction also showcases Avenue G merchants with a gift certificate table setting with Simple Table, Dollhouse Dreams, and Harvestville Mercantile.
The Funky Cowgirl is the feature Avenue G business with new Wanderlust products. The Artisans fly the coop with an awesome assortment from Mary Scott and friends. Becky Rump offers a jewelry party for 6 from one of the “bestest” views in the area. Tri-State Rodeo offers VIP tickets for 4 on Cinch Shoot-Out Wednesday. SEISO themed basket to include 2 season tickets and musical amenties. Slots for the popular FMAAA Kid’s Summer Camp and for a 4 course Thai meal with chef Carol Mapes are available to all online!
Help us out by making the new silent auction online format a “Winner, winner Thai dinner”.